Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours)

Undergraduate degree

Get skills and experience you need to create innovative engineering solutions for the challenges of tomorrow with a Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours).

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2023 close 19 February 2023

Late VTAC entry closes 4 November 2022 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course overview

Design and innovation are at the heart of engineering at Deakin. Our future-focused courses go beyond theory to provide you with the skills and experience you need to create innovative engineering solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours) extends this to equip you with technical expertise in an engineering field of your choice whilst also supporting you to take a compulsory year-long work-integrated industry placement as part of your studies. 

Undertake core units in your first trimester, before selecting to major in either civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical or mechatronics engineering. You will combine contemporary theory with industry-led projects and benefit from Deakin’s unique industry partnerships to develop the skills needed to confidently pursue a career as a professional engineer. 

Ready to turn your creative ideas into the Engineering solutions of tomorrow?

Deakin graduates are sought-after both in Australia and abroad. That’s because we provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required for contemporary practice. As a graduate, you will be highly valued for your skills in innovation, leadership, project management and communication, as well as your ability to anticipate and tackle the unknown challenges of tomorrow. 

At Deakin, we emphasise the importance of design, rapid prototyping and modelling in engineering practice. Throughout your studies you’ll be supported to acquire and apply your technical skills through industry-led projects in collaborative teams.  

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, you’ll have ample opportunity to put theory into practice in our world-class, multi-million-dollar engineering precinct. Located at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the precinct houses some of the most advanced systems, laboratories and learning spaces in Australia.  

At Deakin we’ll prepare to you be a well-rounded engineer. Beyond technical skills, you’ll acquire transferable skills in entrepreneurship, innovation, project management, technical report writing and more. You will be well-equipped to meet the challenges of contemporary practice by developing an understanding of the ethical, technical and professional issues within the industry, all while gaining an insight into the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the modern engineer. 

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Course information

Award granted
Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours)
Year

2023 course information

VTAC code
1400311441 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400611441 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin code
S466
Level
Undergraduate
Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Course structure

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Industry) students must complete thirty eight (38) credit points comprising:

  • Twenty-two (22) credit points of core units
  • Eight (8) credit points from a major
    • Civil
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Mechanical
    • Mechatronics
  • Six (6) credit points of Industry Placement Units
  • Two (2) elective credit points *
  • Completion of three (3) zero-credit point compulsory units:
    • SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning
    • STP050 Academic Integrity
    • STP010 Career Tools for Employability
  • level 1 - maximum of 10 credit points
  • levels 2 and 3 - minimum of 14 credit points over both levels
  • Level 3 – minimum of 6 credit points at level 3 or above

* Students must complete at least one (1) level 3, 4 or 7 SE elective unit (one credit point). It is strongly recommended that the remaining elective be a level 3, 4, or 7 unit.

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core

Level 1 - Trimester 1

All students are required to undertake the following Level 1 Trimester 1 units

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Career Tools for Employability (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0 credit points)
  • Sustainable Design
  • Engineering in Society
  • Engineering Physics +
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics
  • From Level 1 Trimester 2 students select units dependant on the major sequence below

    Level 1 - Trimester 2

    Civil

  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
  • Materials Engineering Project (2 credit points)+
  • Electrical and Electronics

  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
  • Electrical Systems Engineering Project (2 credit points)+
  • Mechanical

  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
  • Materials Engineering Project (2 credit points)+
  • Mechatronics

  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
  • Electrical Systems Engineering Project (2 credit points)+

  • Level 2 - Trimester 1

    Civil

  • Engineering Modelling
  • Fluid Mechanics (major)+
  • Field Investigation (2 credit points)
  • Electrical and Electronics

  • Engineering Modelling
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics (major)+
  • Power Engineering Design (2 credit points)+
  • Mechanical

  • Engineering Modelling
  • Fluid Mechanics (major)+
  • Machine Design (2 credit points)
  • Mechatronics

  • Engineering Modelling
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics (major)+
  • Machine Design (2 credit points)

  • Level 2 - Trimester 2

    Civil

  • Stress and Failure Analysis (major)
  • Road and Pavement Engineering (major)
  • Structural Design (2 credit points)+
  • Electrical and Electronics

  • Power Electronics (major)+
  • Distributed Generation System (major)+
  • Embedded Systems Design (2 credit points)+
  • Mechanical

  • Stress and Failure Analysis (major)
  • Thermodynamics (major)
  • Structural Design (2 credit points)+
  • Mechatronics

  • Power Electronics (major)+
  • Electromechanical Systems (major)
  • Embedded Systems Design (2 credit points)+

  • Level 3 - Trimester 1

    Civil

  • Hydrology and Hydraulics (major)+
  • Theory of Structures (major)
  • Water Engineering Design (2 credit points)+
  • Electrical and Electronics

  • Data Communication (major)+
  • Systems and Signals (major)
  • Transmission and Distribution System Design (2 credit points)+
  • Mechanical

  • Thermo-Fluid Systems (major)
  • Manufacturing (major)
  • Product Modelling and Design (2 credit points)+
  • Mechatronics

  • Data Communication (major)+
  • Systems and Signals (major)
  • Mechatronic Design (2 credit points)+
  • Level 3 - Trimester 2

    Civil

  • Geotechnical Engineering (major)
  • Infrastructure Engineering (major)
  • Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures (2 credit points)
  • Electrical and Electronics

  • Power System Analysis (major)
  • Electrical Machines and Drives +
  • Control Systems Engineering (2 credit points)
  • Mechanical

  • Advanced Stress Analysis (major)
  • Dynamics of Machines (major)+
  • Control Systems Engineering (2 credit points)
  • Mechatronics

  • Virtual and Augmented Interfaces (major)+
  • Dynamics of Machines (major)+
  • Control Systems Engineering (2 credit points)

  • All students are required to undertake the following Level 4 units in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

    Level 4 - Trimester 1

  • Industry Experience (2 credit points)^
  • Professional Practice
  • Level 4 - Trimester 2

  • Industry Experience (2 credit points)^
  • Professional Practice

  • Level 5 - Trimester 1

    Civil

  • Engineering Project A (2 credit points)~+
  • Traffic and Transport Engineering (major)
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    Electrical and Electronics

  • Engineering Project A (2 credit points)~+
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    Mechanical

  • Engineering Project A (2 credit points)~+
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (major)
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    Mechatronics

  • Engineering Project A (2 credit points)~+
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    Level 5 - Trimester 2

    Civil

  • Engineering Project B (2 credit points)~
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    Electrical and Electronics

  • Engineering Project B (2 credit points)~
  • Electrical Systems Protection (major)
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    Mechanical

  • Engineering Project B (2 credit points)~
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    Mechatronics

  • Engineering Project B (2 credit points)~
  • Intelligent Systems for Autonomous Control (major)
  • Plus 1 SE level 3, 4, or 7 elective (one credit point) OR 1 elective (one credit point) *

    ^ SEL799 available from 2026

    * Students must complete at least one (1) level 3, 4 or 7 SE elective unit (one credit point).

    ~ Students are expected to undertake SEJ441 and SEJ446 in consecutive trimesters.  Students will be required to seek approval from the unit chair if they are unable to complete SEJ441 and SEJ446 consecutively.

    + Students enrolled online for these units are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Activities in a trimester.  Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programs, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.


    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus
    New Course from Trimester 1, 2023

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Flexible entry into the course allows students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other approved post-secondary studies may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

    Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. The learning experiences and assessment activities within this course may also require that students have access to a range of software. Access to high-cost specialist equipment is provided but students may be required to purchase minor equipment for particular unit(s) as detailed in unit site.

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    All Cloud Campus enrolled students, or students enrolled online in specified units, are required to participate in campus-based learning activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) during intensive week each trimester to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice.

    Attendance and participation in learning activities during intensive week is linked to assessment requirements, and failure to attend may result in students not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment.  This may result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    Through SEL703 Professional Practice, you’ll gain industry experience by completing at least 30 to 60 days of practical work experience in an engineering workplace with assessment tasks designed to develop and enhance your understanding of the engineering profession, professional practice and continuing professional development, possible career outcomes, and the opportunity to establish valuable professional networks.

    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    If you are currently studying Year 12 or completed Year 12 in the previous two years and have not attempted higher education or VET/Polytechnic study since, your selection is based on the following.

    VCE Prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

    ATAR

    This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Higher education study

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    VCE Senior Secondary prerequisite studies

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    VET study

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your secondary education and subsequent academic records as part of its selection considerations.

    VCE Senior Secondary prerequisite studies

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    VCE Senior Secondary prerequisite studies

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    A study score of 30 in any English, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Systems Engineering equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 10 points.

    Access and equity

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2022 students (PDF, 804.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Fee rate

    Estimated tuition fees - CSP: 2023 fees are currently unavailable due to a delay in the student contribution rates set by the Australian Government.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    Contact information

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    Careers

    Career outcomes

    At Deakin we’ll prepare to you be a well-rounded engineer that is ready to practice in Australia or Abroad. With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, and roles expected to rise significantly in the next five years, Deakin graduates are in demand both in Australia and abroad. Depending on which field of engineering you choose during your degree, you may find work in government or non-government roles, across the private sector, in consulting or in education and research. 

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) can:
    Demonstrate a comprehensive theory based understanding of engineering fundamentals and underpinning concepts in the natural and physical sciences.
    Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and application of mathematics, numerical analyses, statistics and information technology in the context of engineering principles and practice.
    Demonstrate knowledge of contextual factors that impact on engineering including:
    - Sustainability
    - Management
    - Economics
    - Project management

    Demonstrate fluent and systematic application of established engineering techniques, tools, resources and processes and, where appropriate, research principles and methods in:
    - Solving complex and ill-defined problems
    - Syntheses and design for appropriate formulation of engineering solutions
    - Effective and appropriate professional conduct and management of engineering projects

    Demonstrate professional engineering capabilities during industry placement.
    Effective and appropriate professional conduct of duties in the role.
    Professional use of engineering methods, tools and knowledge relevant to the role.
    Demonstrate application of discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities within in a professional engineering environment.
    Demonstrate in-depth understanding of specialist knowledge, contemporary engineering practice and current research directions within the relevant Engineering major.

    Communication

    Communicate effectively in a range of contexts using oral, written, graphical and interpersonal communication to professional, non-professional and lay audiences. 

    Digital literacy 

    Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, and disseminate both technical and non-technical information.  

    Critical thinking

    Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment in:
    - Evaluating data and information
    - Integrating knowledge to develop new understanding and/or formulate appropriate engineering design solutions and manage their implementation, operation and delivery ensuring sustainable solutions.

    Problem solving

    Apply creative, innovative and proactive approaches to complex engineering problems and projects.
    Plan and execute a research based project, professional project and/or piece of scholarship.

    Self-management

    Demonstrate self-management through professional and ethical conduct, and identification and planning of future learning needs.
    Demonstrate self-management within a professional engineering environment.

    Teamwork

    Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership through creative, innovative and proactive behaviour. 

    Global citizenship

    Demonstrate ability to function effectively as an international engineer. 

    Approved by Faculty Board 2 June 2022